5 Tips for Traveling Safely in the LA Area as Society Reopens

You might be chomping at the bit for a return to normalcy — but you might also have valid reasons to hesitate. For as much as many people act as if the pandemic is over, some risks do remain, especially for people with certain medical conditions. You’re wise to take precautions, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and enjoy some aspects of pre-COVID … Continue reading 5 Tips for Traveling Safely in the LA Area as Society Reopens

Returning to Travel: San Luis Obispo

What a long, strange trip these last 15 months have been. At last, California is reopening and now it’s time for much more normal, pleasant trips. The stay-at-home orders have been replaced by leave-your-home orders… OK, not so much orders as recommendations. And perhaps the ideal place to begin your post-Covid adventures is beautiful San Luis Obispo. The Central Coast was hit hard by the … Continue reading Returning to Travel: San Luis Obispo

10 Drinks to Get Excited about this Summer 2021

Summer is the time to sample some new thirst-quenchers – for hydration, spicy zest, or a tasty buzz. Try some of our new delicious discoveries at home or serve them at your next party. 10 Drinks to Get Excited about this Summer 2021 Tepache This fermented beverage of Mexico is DEEElicious – rich in vitamin C and D! Fermented from pineapple rinds and often served … Continue reading 10 Drinks to Get Excited about this Summer 2021

Dine & Drive at 917 (K)afe at Porsche Experience Center

Between the quarantining, business closures, and diminished travel opportunities, the pandemic has been the lifestyle equivalent of the morning commute on the 405. But with the new relaxed CDC guidelines and perhaps an end in sight, it feels like the road is as open as it was when we were first told to stay home. And now it’s time to give it some gas and … Continue reading Dine & Drive at 917 (K)afe at Porsche Experience Center

20 Design Tips I learned at Palm Springs Modernism Week

Indoor-outdoor living is synonymous with Palm Springs. The design and architecture meshed with the desert landscape are the best in the country. Just hop on your bike in neighborhoods near Villa Royale, Del Marcos, Miramonte Resort and Spa, or Hotel Triada and swoon at the mid-century homes with a pop of color at each door or imagine what lies behind the hedges and swaying palm … Continue reading 20 Design Tips I learned at Palm Springs Modernism Week

EcoLuxe Lounge drive-thru boosts spirits during uncertain times

Debbie Durkin does it again, but this time her 15th Annual EcoLuxe Awards Season Luxury Gifting Lounge on April 23 at the Beverly Hilton was a different kind of experience – drive-thru style – where guests stopped along the way to learn about new products and services.  To celebrate the 2021 Awards Season nominees in film, guests took home boxes from the Beverly Hilton chef team … Continue reading EcoLuxe Lounge drive-thru boosts spirits during uncertain times

A Mammoth Road Trip – California’s Outdoor Adventure

The first time I drove to Mammoth from LA was at night with a group of friends to celebrate New Year’s sometime around 2008. I had just flown from Connecticut and remember the dark drive as creepy and eerie. Fast forward 12 years later and I’m finally returning to the ski the mammoth mountains of California, which has been put off for far too long … Continue reading A Mammoth Road Trip – California’s Outdoor Adventure

Revtown – Find your perfect jean fit with a few clicks

A little over a year since the pandemic shut down in California and I have finally transitioned from my pandemic pants (sweats) to jeans thanks to Revtown USA. A digital tailor helps you create the perfect fit online. Pick your color (Everyday Indigo for me), your fit (Skinny Jeans for me), your body shape, then answer a few questions about your height, weight, and jean … Continue reading Revtown – Find your perfect jean fit with a few clicks

Interview with Emanuele Ponzo of Crateful Catering

Crateful Catering and meal delivery service, founded by Emanuele Ponzo, comes with quite the backstory. Emanuele pivoted from being a world-class athlete to building a multi-million dollar business. Crateful Catering known as Crateful offers indulgent menus for luxury and corporate clients created by celebrity chefs with an emphasis on healthy ingredients and nutritional value.   Crateful boasts luxury and celeb clients such as Paris Hilton, … Continue reading Interview with Emanuele Ponzo of Crateful Catering

Treat yourself or your Valentine

During the pandemic we all need a little self-care to get us through these days of uncertainty, so surprise your loved one (or buy it for yourself) this Valentine’s Day with a little pick me up to show them they are loved. A small token of appreciation goes a long way – whether it’s a box of homemade scones or a stylish chapeau. Here’s the … Continue reading Treat yourself or your Valentine